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#327948 - 08/13/20 05:22 PM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: pondering_it_all]
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2nd High School Closed in Georgia

Exactly as I predicted: When they do find cases, those people have been in contact with so many others, they have to quarantine so many students and staff it isn't work keeping the school open. They are out for two weeks, then they all come back. Rinse and repeat, ad infinitum. It would not be nearly as bad if they made everybody wear masks. Also it looks like people wearing masks who do get it, have milder cases because they inhale less virus.

In-person school is not going to work until everybody does those $1 tests every morning. But the big news will be the Sturgis mass extinction event coming to fruition in about three weeks. The good news, is you should be able to get a very good deal on a motorcycle from their executors or heirs.
The economy will not recover until there is widespread, fast testing. That includes schools.

If Trump actually cared about governing, he could have guaranteed his reelection (god forfend!) if he had taken some simple, relatively cheap, actions in conjunction with his (qualified) advisors. A simple, fast, 80% accurate test, would have been the best thing he could have done. Instead, he has resisted it. Modeling good masking behavior would have saved THOUSANDS of lives.

All he managed to do, instead, was highlight his incompetency and idiocy. For that, may the gods be thanked.
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#327955 - 08/13/20 06:20 PM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Opening the schools is really a math problem: If the general population has a 5% infection rate, then what are the odds that 1 kid in your child's 30 student class is infected?

0.95 ^ 30 that there is no virus = 0.21
Which means a 79% chance that somebody in the class is infected.

How about 1% in the general population? 26% chance somebody is infected.

This is why every epidemiologist, etc. says keep groups small. Having that size group in a closed space for hours with no masks, means 100% transmission to every susceptible person in the room.

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#327956 - 08/13/20 06:37 PM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Ouch! Math and science! My brain hurts!

Just trying to make me feel stupid, commie elitist!

Well, Iím going to do the opposite of whatever you say. So, there!
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#327994 - 08/15/20 06:04 AM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Just warning people that opening schools without full CDC guideline compliance is drawing to an inside straight: A sucker's bet.

But feel free to do you. I'm not telling anybody what to do. No kids in school, and my wife and I are very well isolated.

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#328014 - 08/15/20 10:12 PM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: Irked]
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Ouch! Math and science! My brain hurts!

Just trying to make me feel stupid, commie elitist!

Well, Iím going to do the opposite of whatever you say. So, there!


You're not my real mom and you can't tell me what to do!
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#328021 - 08/16/20 04:33 AM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Incompetent GOP Governor Kemp (R-Yee Haw) sure is over his head. Georgians coulda had a smart, intelligent governor named Stacey Abrams. Hmm

Every Georgian death is on Kemp. mad
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#328027 - 08/16/20 05:00 PM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Kemp had to back down and drop his pro-death lawsuit against the mayor of Atlanta, who wanted everybody to wear masks. He previously said he would leave the mask decisions up to local officials. But when she instituted a mask requirement, I think he filed his lawsuit just because she was too "uppity"! Not enough "Respect Mah Authority". Now he just seems pathetic.

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#328034 - 08/16/20 06:13 PM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: NW Ponderer]
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It looks as if the FDA is backing down and we may see the advent of cheap at home fast tests in the near future. If true that would be really good news I think!

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#328043 - 08/17/20 12:57 AM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Third Atlanta suburban High School closed after twenty five found with Covid-19. Also in the Georgia news, a seven year old and a fifteen year old have died from Covid-19. So much for Governor Kemp's voluntary mask rule. They plan to reopen on August 31st. Then the same thing will happen again. If they want school reopening to be something other than a clown car routine, they need mandatory masks on everybody.

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#328060 - 08/17/20 07:21 PM Re: Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century? [Re: NW Ponderer]
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The FDA is now moving forward on a ten dollar test that is easily and quickly processed by a LAB. Apparently the AT HOME test is being bypassed in favor of one that will cost 10 times as much. I am finding this very strange indeed. Yet another example of the Trump administration's tendency to support stuff that costs more, delivers less, and makes somebody money.

Perhaps the pressure will continue until they allow the right thing, ie. 1 dollar test with a result within 15 minutes without sending it out to a lab. What they are talking about now is one processed by a lab but simpler to process and really not as helpful as the one for a buck that you can get the result yourself within 15 minutes?

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